ABOUT US

MISSION

To help returning combat veterans successfully transition back to civilian life.


PURPOSE

America’s Heroes was specifically created to provide immediate financial support to help veterans and their families. Our sole purpose is to provide funding to organizations that have the facilities, staffing and experience to help our veterans.

The funds America’s Heroes furnishes goes directly to veterans organizations with no expenses or fees subtracted and there are never any strings or conditions attached as to how the money must be spent.


MANTRAS

Provide non-conditional funding for veterans’ organizations

Ensure that all donations go directly to programs


MANAGEMENT


Board of Directors

America’s Heroes will be managed by a Board of Directors consisting of at least one person from each branch of service. Board members will be required to have actively served in the military.


DIRECTOR BIOS

Air Force

Director


Army

Major General James W. Comstock AUS – Retired

Major General James W. Comstock, United States Army Reserve, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University. As a Distinguished Military Graduate of his ROTC class he received a Regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation in 1969. He earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from California State University, San Bernardino, California.

Major General Comstock’s military education includes completion of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Basic Airborne Course, Ranger Course, Jungle Operations School, Special Forces Operations Course, Command and General Staff College, National Security Management Course, and the Army War College.

Major General Comstock served as US Central Command’s Reserve Component Advisor/Deputy J3. He served as Commanding General of the 311th Corp Support Command (COSCOM). He also served in other key positions in the 311th COSCOM such as; Deputy Commanding General, Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief of Staff-Personnel, Assistant Chief of Staff-Plans, Assistant Chief of Staff-Materiel, and Assistant Chief of Staff-Security, Plans and Operations. Major General Comstock served as Battalion Commander of the 155th Supply & Services Battalion. At the 6222nd US Army Reserve School Major General Comstock served as the MOS Director, the Director of Enlisted Courses, and the Operations Officer. Prior to these assignments Major General Comstock served in a variety of positions with the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. Major General Comstock’s initial USAR assignment was as a Company Commander, Co. C, 1st BN, 423rd Regiment 3rd BDE (AIT) 70th Division (TNG).

On Active Duty from July 1969 through November 1972 Major General Comstock served as a Platoon Leader with the 3rd BN (ABN), 325th IN, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, Platoon Leader, Asst. S-3 and S-2 with the 2/8th 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Vietnam, and completed his Active Duty as an instructor in the Ranger Department of the Infantry School at Fort Benning.

Major General Comstock was mobilized in July of 1996 in support of Operation Joint Endeavor. During the mobilization, Major General Comstock served as the Commander 3d COSCOM, Deputy Commander and Commander Task Force 21.

Major General Comstock’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with “V” device and two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device and five oak leaf clusters, Air Medal-Second Award, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, and numerous service medals.

In 2009 Major General Comstock was inducted into the Michigan State University Army ROTC Hall of Fame

In his civilian career Major General Comstock, or James Comstock, has over 40 years of experience in the insurance, investment and consulting professions. He has held various sales and management positions to include being a regional and national sales manager in the areas of pensions, equities, life insurance, annuities, and group insurance. He served as a partner in a brokerage organization and managed his own full service insurance operation. He has consulted in the areas of institutional investments, medical and health products, and defense related issues and items.

He holds the designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). Jim received a BA from Michigan State University, an MA from California State University and is a graduate of the US Army War College.

Jim served 38 years in the United States Army. He held assignments in both active and reserve command and staff positions. He achieved the rank of Major General. Jim retired from the Army in 2006.

He is a member of the Scottish Rite, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, California Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve, AUSA, Mission Readiness, Sovereign Military Order of The Temple of Jerusalem and The Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation.

Jim and his wife Cheryl reside in San Diego, CA.


Coast Guard

Director


Marines

Captain James Kyle USMC – Retired

Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree from California State College and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson University School of Law. He was selected to attend the first Southern California Key Executive MBA program introduced by Pepperdine University.

While attending undergraduate school he was the first and only student to volunteer for service in the USMC during the Vietnam War. As a Marine Infantry Officer he was decorated for Valor in combat and led over 200 patrols and ambushes against the enemy. After Vietnam came a tour at Camp Lejeune where he was in charge of a Rifle Training Company while attending US Naval Justice School. He was then assigned to Camp Pendleton as a Reserve Liaison Officer with the objective of rejuvenating Marine Corps Reserve Units because of a massive reduction in Active Duty personnel that had taken place.

Jim was then appointed General’s Aide-de-Camp to General Hugh Hardy and General Paul Godfrey. He medically retired as a Captain after serving 12 years on active and reserve duty.

While attending Law School Jim helped initiate the Veterans Outreach Program at San Diego State University (the first of its kind) helping downtrodden veterans who were discharged from the military without an Honorable Discharge due to drug/alcohol abuse or psychological reasons. Jim felt strongly about these veterans who came home to a divided country and wanted to help them achieve a General or Honorable Discharge status so they could be eligible for government educational and vocational benefits.

Jim earned two American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts and Trial Practice. He was selected as President of Nu Beta Epsilon, the prestigious National Legal Honorary Society.
Jim’s passion of honoring Military heroes and remembering their sacrifices led to his short story, “In Search of Heroes.” This story has led to two Off Broadway Productions–“In Search of Heroes” and “The Remnant.” He has expanded his passion to include motivational talks to the younger generation of Americans to learn about these TRUE American Heroes.

Jim is a member of First Marine Division Association, Third Marine Division Association and Disabled American Veterans.

James Kyle has over 40 years of experience in Venture Capital for Commodity Trading, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Development. His ability to disrupt standard industry procedures has been the key to his success in providing capital to many ventures. From his initial interest in the volatile Commodity Futures market; he was instrumental in the formation of the first Managed Commodity Trading Funds of the 70s. By setting aside the standard of management fees and retail commissions he introduced Trading Funds that only charged their clients a percentage of the profits! This disruptive change led to raising capital for some of the most successful Traders in the Managed Commodities market.

Pivoting from the commodity market to high-risk business ventures in the 80s was a natural step for him by applying his disruptive standard to raising capital for startup companies. His clients would be introduced to ventures that believed in the stockholder first. Kyle’s mandate–No salaries, no perks, no compensation for the principals /owners until the company was profitable. He continues to bring his passionate disruptive change standard to his current Advisory and Director positions. Companies such as:

Director, Realty Pilot, the fastest and most reliable asset management and valuation SaaS platform in the Real Estate Industry

Director, EFG America, the only devulcanization company of its kind in North America revolutionizing the Rubber Industry

Advisor, Intiva Health, the only Big Data Vertical SaaS Healthcare Management firm of its kind in the Healthcare sector

Advisor, High Performance Building Systems, Revolutionary Steel Structured Insulated Panels company deployed worldwide to such locations as Haiti commercially and the Caymans residentially that withstood Cat 5 damage!

Jim and his wife Bonnie reside in Bradenton, Florida


Navy

Captain Leonard ‘Len’ Kaine USN – Retired 
Veterans and Armed Services Advisor

Captain Leonard “Len” Kaine is a “real deal” Navy Top Gun Fighter Pilot. He began life as an unassuming coal miner’s kid with a public high school education. But with high motivation and dedication, he was able to serve his nation with distinction earning two Combat Distinguished Flying Crosses, Seven Combat Air Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals with Combat V (Valor); Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Medal with one Bronze Star, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars; a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device and a ‘Command at Sea’ Star.

Two days before his 18th birthday, Len enlisted, and was given a series of tests. He nailed the exams. In a matter of months he was whisked off to flight training at NAS Pensacola FL as a Naval Aviation Cadet. Upon completion he received his Navy Wings with a date of rank as a “Teen-Age” Ensign. Len was ordered to NAS Oceana and then assigned to Fighter Squadron 61 flying the F3 Demon. Two years later, Len was the only Aviator in the squadron chosen to upgrade to the F8 Crusader—the first Navy fighter to exceed 1000 MPH!

In 1959, he finished in the top 10% of all F8 Crusader graduates and was sent to VF-84 at NAS Oceana. In that same year his air to air gunnery skills earned him the title as the East Coast F8 “Top Gun” pilot and a month later, the All Navy F8 “Top Gun” pilot.

For five months in 1960, VF-84 was deployed to Rota Spain. During that time Len was the Skipper’s wingman performing the Blue Angel air show through Spain, southern France, northern Italy and for the Sixth Fleet Flagship in the Mediterranean.

Beginning in April 1961, Len was assigned a three-year tour as an F8 Fighter Pilot Instructor in Jacksonville, Florida. Being conversant in French, he was also selected as an instructor for the first four French Naval Aviators to be trained in the F8. While there, he also set a modern day Navy flight record in air combat maneuvering by flying six different aircraft types in two days. His combat tactics manual later became the primer for the Navy’s “Top Gun School”.

In June 1964, Len was a Navigator of USS Enterprise “The Big E” as part of the first Nuclear Powered Task Force to circumnavigate the globe unreplenished.

He narrated Fire-Power Flight Demonstrations for the Heads of 22 countries in French, Spanish and English.

In August 1966, Len completed F4 Phantom training in VF-121 at NAS Miramar with the highest flight  grades ever assigned, “according to its CO, CDR Scott Lamoreaux.”

As the conflict with Vietnam escalated in 1966, Len flew in VF 92 with Air Wing 9 back aboard “The Big E”.  She was the first nuclear-powered carrier to engage in air combat over North Vietnam.

Len served as the ‘Fighter Tactics Training Officer’ and ushered in the modernized, three dimensional “Loose Deuce” similar to the “Thach Weave”, originally developed during WWII by Commander ‘Jimmy Thach’, a hero in the Battle of Midway.  As life often shows it’s a small world, one day in Coronado, Len met his neighbor, retired Admiral ‘Jimmy’ Thach.  They shared their combat stories.

Len flew a total of 103 combat missions during 132 days in combat. Because of his special attributes in teaching and training other pilots, VF 92 was one of a handful of squadrons that did not lose a single plane in combat.

Len received the highest number of VF-92 combat nominations.

Another “Attaboy” was when USAF Colonel Robin Olds and his vice commander, Colonel Daniel ‘Chappie’ James, made a trip to the “Big E” for a combat briefing with Air Wing Aviators. Len was asked to host a special, semi-private fighter tactics discussion in VF-92’s Ready Room.

It was a fine meeting with Robin Olds, who had been a Triple Ace in WWII.
He integrated Len’s  “Loose Deuce” Navy tactics into his USAF combat program.

Following his second combat deployment to North Vietnam, Len left active duty. In October of 1967, Len joined the Reserves as combat tactics instructor of VA-772’s A4s at NAS Los Alamitos, CA and later became the XO & CO of VF-22L1, the first F4s at Los Alamitos.

In November,1970 he became CO of RTU-301 in F8s at NAS Miramar.

In January 1972 he took Command of VF-301 in F8s at Miramar. During this assignment, VF-301 won every award available as the Top Navy Crusader Fighter Squadron.

In July of 1973 he became Commander of Air Wing 321 NAS Miramar.

Then in January 1975 a Senior Staff Officer at NAS North Island.

In April 1977 was the youngest Naval Officer promoted to Captain.

In 1979 was selected for promotion to Rear Admiral, but because of his World-wide charity work in the Golden Rule Society and family responsibilities, he chose retirement in January 1980 at Coronado CA with 432 Carrier Landings and over 4000 military flight hours.

For his wartime and peacetime efforts Len was one of the first to be selected as a Hero on Coronado’s Avenue of Heroes. His banner hung on the same cross street with General “Jimmy Doolittle”. He was in good company.

Len is the Founder and President of the Golden Rule Society charity, which he formed in 1972, along with his wife Anne, to serve the defenders of our freedoms and their families.

Three nominations for the Nobel Peace prize have been submitted to honor his dedicated efforts to help make it a better and more peaceful world.

Received the “US President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer service in 2006. Senator John McCain pinned on the medal.

Named 2010 Veteran of the Year by US Department of Veterans Affairs.

And, his Golden Rule Society was selected as the National charity of choice.